How to Enter DFU Mode With a Broken Home or Power Button (Windows)

Posted July 6, 2012 at 6:22am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 378744 views
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These are instructions on how to put your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch into DFU mode with a broken home or power button.

Step One
Create a new folder on your desktop called Pwnage.

In the folder place the most recent firmware (which can be downloaded from here: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and the latest version of RedSn0w (from here).

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.


Step Two
Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier. You can do this by right clicking the executable and selecting Run as Administrator contextual menu.




Step Three
Once RedSn0w opens click the Extras button.


Step Four
Choose Even More from the Extras menu.


Step Five
Select DFU IPSW from the Even More menu.


Step Six
You will be instructed to select an IPSW that you can currently restore to without any hacks or pwnage steps. Click OK.


Step Seven
Select the ipsw firmware file you downloaded in Step One and click Open.


Step Eight
RedSn0w will now proceed to create a DFU Mode IPSW.


Step Nine
You will be notified once the IPSW has been created successfully. Click the OK button.


Step Ten
Launch iTunes.


Step Ten
Connect your device to the computer and select it from list of devices on the left. If you haven't performed a backup recently, perform one now. Next, make sure you are on the Summary then hold down the Shift key and click Restore.


Step Eleven
Select the ENTER_DFU ipsw from the Pwnage folder on your desktop and click the Open button.


Step Twelve
After your device has been restored it will be dumped into DFU mode. The screen will remain black and you may be able to jailbreak depending on the firmware you've restored to.

Check out the iClarified Jailbreak Wizard for more information.

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marcelowalsh - April 14, 2014 at 9:27pm
i did every step of it and i did the jailbreak again using redsn0w and the firmware iOS 6.0.1 and well my ipod wont turn on its stuck on dfu mode what do i do help me lol
Marquis - April 10, 2014 at 6:21pm
When i download the firmware for my phone it doesnt say ipsw. why is this?
Sukharshdeep - March 26, 2014 at 2:12pm
Does this process jailbrakes the iphone?
JoJoguru - February 22, 2014 at 5:57pm
so I replaced the screen on my daughters, friend's ipod touch 4g that has a broken power button, and I ma getting the all white screen. (white screen of death) so I cant do a reset or put in dfu mode for recovery. whenever I connect it to itunes it asks me for the passcode, but I cant enter it because it's nothing but a white screen. any suggestions on how to get this ipod to reboot without using the power button or the slider on the screen? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm at my wits end as to what to do. I can't even troubleshoot whats going on because I cant get this ipod to power off. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
Breadand - March 9, 2014 at 12:56am
If you can still connect the ipod touch to the computer and it recognises it, download tinyumbrella. Run it, and there should be an option to enter recovery mode. Once you're in recovery mode itunes will let you restore the ipod and you should be out of the white screen. :) source: it happened to me and this is how i fixed it.
JoJoguru - February 22, 2014 at 5:57pm
so I replaced the screen on my daughters, friend's ipod touch 4g that has a broken power button, and I ma getting the all white screen. (white screen of death) so I cant do a reset or put in dfu mode for recovery. whenever I connect it to itunes it asks me for the passcode, but I cant enter it because it's nothing but a white screen. any suggestions on how to get this ipod to reboot without using the power button or the slider on the screen? any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm at my wits end as to what to do. I can't even troubleshoot whats going on because I cant get this ipod to power off. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!
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